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Adam Reid at The French

16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
+44 161 235 4780
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“six courses” (13 reviews)
European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We returned a year after our first visit to try the 9 course tasting menu £85 per person, It was superb. The smallest of criticism is I find the booth seating very uncomfortable I am much happier on a chair which I will ask for...More

Thank angelannieAltrincham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best restaurant me and my partner have dined at to date & its right on our doorstep, this should be Manchester's first Michelin restaurant without a doubt! There wasn't a single course that wasn't exquisite, we were asked by our fabulous waiter what...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply some of the best food I’ve ever eaten and certainly the best fine dining restaurant in Manchester. We had the 9 course menu which lasted the entire evening. It was perfectly balanced, so I left feeling full, but not bloated. I simply can’t...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner went for a meal on a Saturday evening and we were incredibly pleased with the whole experience. Upon arrival staff were friendly and helpful, we sat straight down at the bar for a drink and the start of our nine courses....More

Thank joseppimanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 2nd visit to the French, we had previously visited during Simon Rogan's tenure and this was just as good,if not slightly better. The decor has changed and feels much more relaxed and there was some music in the background, which again was...More

Thank CountofMontefisto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here a few months ahead for a birthday on a Saturday night and had the 9 course menu. Whilst not publicised, they do have a vegetarian menu as well. The restaurant is in a beautifully decorated room inside the Midland hotel. We didn't...More

2  Thank Roopa F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

on visiting this restaurant I was extremely impressed with the service on arrival and the greeting at the table. it was my boyfriends birthday an there was a card handed to him from Adam, the personal touch was lovely. on looking at the menu both...More

1  Thank catalina95cc
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We were a bit apprehensive going back for a 3rd visit since we left slightly disappointed over 2 years ago however having read the great reviews since Adam has taken over we should not have worried. The new inviting layout and relaxed atmosphere combined with...More

1  Thank PaddieOnTour
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Took my husband for a birthday meal having previously eaten here when it was Simon Rogan at the Fench. The layout of the room has changed but I felt it gave the restaurant a warmer ambiance. From start to finish staff were very friendly and...More

1  Thank janebmott
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here with a good friend. After reading lots of reviews, we were really excited & had high hopes but the reality wasn’t as good as I’d hoped. Beautifully decorated room but the air con was way too cold! Of all the courses, I...More

Thank Rs1984
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Michael D
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Teaser21 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know you'd have to ask Adam. Sorry
Michael D
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Ronnie C | Reviewed this property |
I would check with the restaurant as am sure there is an age limit.
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December 6, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$66 - $113
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 235 4780
  • E-mail
Adam Reid at The French strikes the perfect balance between heritage and progressive cuisine. While the restaurant is steeped in history, our current menu offers modern British food that delivers consistently excellent flavours by using the best seasonal produce and the very latest technological advances. Married seamlessly to its new contemporary direction, the breathtaking dining room of this historic restaurant encompasses both the new and old, with undeniable opulence and timeless elegance. Stepping boldly into the 21st century, Adam Reid at The French offers outstanding levels of service, warmth and style, that in turn, create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere like no other in Manchester.
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